First Contact with the Police

Russetfur1128

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Neighbors called the police today. They tried to act all scary and didn't even know that squatters rights existed in FL. Tried to tell me that adverse possession wasn't a real thing, despite a 2 second Google search proving them wrong. Then they tried to tell me that staying here was technically grand theft and that I better get out or trouble would be coming.
Then....they completely slipped up in their scare tactics and let slip that the only way I would be forced to leave is if the owner wanted to press charges.
Considering that the owner is dead and without a will or heirs, the property was going to go to county through either probate or missed taxes, I don't think I'll be forced to leave any time soon. Either way, it would have ended in the same place. Now it actually is in use and a home again.
 

Matt Derrick

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That's good to hear, nice job standing your ground. It probably bought you a few months at least, but you might get luck with the deceased status of the owner and be able to stretch that out much longer. Keep us updated!
 

Gin

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Neighbors called the police today. They tried to act all scary and didn't even know that squatters rights existed in FL. Tried to tell me that adverse possession wasn't a real thing, despite a 2 second Google search proving them wrong. Then they tried to tell me that staying here was technically grand theft and that I better get out or trouble would be coming.
Then....they completely slipped up in their scare tactics and let slip that the only way I would be forced to leave is if the owner wanted to press charges.
Considering that the owner is dead and without a will or heirs, the property was going to go to county through either probate or missed taxes, I don't think I'll be forced to leave any time soon. Either way, it would have ended in the same place. Now it actually is in use and a home again.
If you seriously want to keep it, make sure you pay the taxes. Don't slip there. It's your in
 

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